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British astronaut Tim Peake passes his final Soyuz exam, as he prepares for November's mission to the space station.
The Blackstaff River in Belfast turned red today after an ink spill by a printing firm.
The 2008 Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay removes his daughter's loose tooth with a javelin and posts the results on Twitter.
A Tunisian author who was inspired to write his first novel after the Arab Spring wins the Arab world's top prize for fiction.
The politicians final push for votes as the UK election campaign comes to an end.
Forests can play a vital role in supplementing global food and nutrition security, as well as providing sources of income, suggest leading scientists.
The ex-partner of a woman who took her own life tells a court he received 100 text messages a day from her.
An investigation is under way into the cause of a pollution spill in Blackstaff river in Belfast.
One of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs has sold his tyre-fitting business for £50m to Michelin.
The US is offering rewards totalling $20m (£13m) for information on four men identified as leading figures in the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS).
High-profile Union flag protestor Jamie Bryson has been given a six-month suspended prison sentence for taking part in unlawful public processions.
A window cleaner who tied up an 88-year-old woman, threatened her into silence and stole £15 has his 10-year sentence increased.
The mayor of Baltimore has asked US investigators to see if the city's police department engages in routine discrimination or excessive force.
Hot Chocolate lead singer Errol Brown has died, his manager says
Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen told IMF managing director Christine Lagarde there are "potential dangers" in high stock market valuations.
One person is killed and several others injured in an attack on a school in a tribal area in western Pakistan, local media reports say.
Six cases identified by French investigators where airline pilots appear to have deliberately crashed, often resulting in many fatalities.
The BBC's Will Ross reports from inside a Nigerian camp where 300 freed Boko Haram captives are being cared for.
A Japanese zoo apologises for naming a baby monkey Charlotte in honour of Britain's newborn princess.